At Audible, we are committed to ensuring that our people grow and develop and that we foster an environment to support that. Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Head of Talent Strategy will ensure that the development of our talent strategy is closely aligned to Audible’s strategic priorities and culture. The VP will lead the following teams: Talent Strategy, Employee Experience, and Leadership & Learning. The VP will also partner with the HR COEs and other Audible groups (e.g. Communications and Community Affairs) on employee experience improvement initiatives.
This individual will be responsible for building out a strategy to support our business leaders and partners to ensure high performance across the organization, including support for career planning, talent and succession planning, talent mobility, engagement, culture, change management, performance management, and organizational assessments. The individual will also work to implement global solutions and to ensure consistency in approach at the local level. This role will be a trusted partner, subject matter expert and resource to senior executives and the business and requires the ability to think conceptually and strategically while maintaining a results-driven approach.
Develop key enterprise talent initiatives: onboarding, performance management, succession/talent reviews, development training, workforce & career planning, and employee surveys. Lead implementation of each in partnership with the business and HRBPs.
Partner with the business on optimal approaches to achieving organizational performance as it relates to culture, values, and behaviors; establish and implement standards, processes and measures to support, assess and evaluate the agreed upon approach against talent priorities.
Enhance talent and succession planning processes to identify potential leaders earlier in their careers for customized development.
Design and implement leadership and management development programs.
Manage executive coaching.
Monitor external diversity best practices and make recommendations for “next” differentiating practices and new initiatives to ensure that Audible develops into a leader in the talent strategy space.
10+ years of experience in HR or other relevant area, including 5+ years of experience building and leading talent development functions.
Deep knowledge in the areas of talent strategy and related components, competency models and their practical application, talent assessment and development, modern management practices, innovative working styles and leadership development program design and implementation.
Knowledge and experience with change management methodologies and leading and facilitating large-scale organization/transformational change initiatives.
Ability to create new and innovative talent development approaches tailored to Audible’s culture and needs.
Strong curriculum design and development background, including experience with targeted leadership training.
Proven track record of designing and facilitating senior leadership programs and forums.
Experience with running executive coaching programs.
Industry savvy, up to date and energized by current and future industry trends on talent development.
Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills across levels, with an ability to persuade and influence, and the ability to build enthusiasm and commitment.
Strong analytic skills, with a track record of using data and metrics to evaluate needs, drive change and measure impact.
Strong organization skills, including setting priorities, planning, structuring project deliverables and problem solving.
Excellent communication skills, including effective writing, listening, presentation and facilitation skills.
Candidate should have a strong understanding of business strategy and how to link HR initiatives to business activities.
A strong and hands-on consultant with demonstrated ability to understand business requirements and turn that analysis into actionable solutions.
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